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    December 29, 2012
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pledging your support together we can make a choice to end obesity now. . a warning for people to head out to the water. how high these swells are supposed to get. >> outside the doors this morning it is a chilly start and a few showers are falling but these are moving out. i will have what you can expect for saturday coming up. >> and a fire breaks out in a bank. details on the fire fight and what was done overnight to protect what was left inside. >> and cheers and celebration its as same sex marriage becomes legal in another united states state today.
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>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> good morning. welcome. it's saturday december 29th. >> good morning. wet, windy across parts of the bay area. let's check in with rosemary. >> good morning. a weak system that is beginning to move out of the area already. giving you a look around the bay area. picking up partly cloudy skies. most of us with gray skies and here is some of that last bit of rain. the system will push toward the south. seeing just a lit of bit of light rain over morgan hill. low snow level down to 3,000 feet. some of the mountains could pick up a dusting of snow. they could pick up an up much or two before it's done. backing up to see. here is the center of the storm. now west of monterey. it'll continue to sink south and taking the rain with it. for most of us it'll be a chilly one. temperatures right now in the 40s and it's breezy.
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what you can expect at this hour and what you can expect for the afternoon coming up. >> and happening now a high srf advisory along bay area beaches on the heels of the tragic death of a man and boy who were swept out to sea. we are live in pacifica with more onto precautions people need to take today. >> reporter: you can hear and see the roar of the waves here behind us. we are next to the pacifica pier. there is a high surf advisory in effect until ten tonight. the weather service is predicting swells as high as ten to 14 feet. they are warning about strong rip currents and the potential for beach goers to be swept away. you can't see any beach. the waves are coming up the rocks. you wouldn't want to walk in this area. again they do have signs on the pier warning that even people walking along the paved area can get wet. the waves is break over the seawall. two people lost their lives yesterday when they were swept
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out to sea. aman and a boy who haven't been identified yet were with at least one other adult yesterday when all three were carried out into the car. one of them was able to swim to shore and call the police. the coast guard and fire department respond. they found the manslaughter and child in the water but it was to late. both had died. i spoke to a coast guard representative who confirmed that the adult, the adults and the child had been fishing in the area at the time. investigators with want to warn the public to be very aware of the weather conditions before they head out anywhere near the water. >> watch all the weather patterns when you are so close to the surf line. watch what i high tides are. >> reporter: now again there is a high surf advisory for today. the waves are supposed to get bigger as the morning goes on. that high surf advisory will
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remain in effect until ten tonight. one of the activities that the national weather service is warning against is fishing on rocks near the water. again that is what -- according to the coast guard the family was doing yesterday. the adult and child were carried out and then passed away and drowned because of it. the national weather service is putting out a warning, stay off the beach. stay off the rocks because of all the waiver activity expected today. live in pacifica. >> overnight news firefighters are investigating a fire at a bank in fremont. this is at the california bank and trust in the fremont hub. the bank was boarded up and a guard watched the property overnight just to protect the money inside. firefighters say they had to break-in to the bank to find the source of the flames and battle the fire. >> smoke coming from the roof. they forced president are you into the bank and there was a fire on the second floor. it was in the wall. >> took 40 minutes to get the
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fire under control. who investigators were called into figure out what caused the fire. the bank will bet shut down for a few days until investigators can finish their work. >> police are searching for the gun men in two separate shootings. in the first a bullet wounded eyeing bystander. that happened just after 10:00 p.m. the female is listed in stable condition. a couple hours later at midnight a man was shot on the 1700 block of 13th street. he is in stable condition. no arrests have been made. a rising crime rate just one of the problems facing the new police consultant. he is expected to take over in february. he must also tackle issues that include staffing shortages and low morale but the da who worked with him in los angeles lives that he has a lot to offer. >> allow him to provide the knowledge base that is required in order to get oakland moving in the right direction.
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>> he will help map out a crime reduction strategy through a data and crime tracking system. >> new this morning gay couples are now allowed to marry in the state of maine. this is new video of the first couple to wednesday in portland maine. they said they couldn't wait to tie the knot. they exchanged vows just after midnight when the new law took effect. >> we finally feel equal and happy to live in maine. >> it's official now. >> after nine years it's all good. >> voters approved it in nova long with voters in washington state and maryland. gay marriages started in washington earlier this month, maryland takes effect tuesday january 1st. >> washington lawmakers are running out of time to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff.
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senate leaders are working on a last ditch agreement. they hope to vote as soon as tomorrow. both houses will reconvene tomorrow. some republicans suggest racing taxes for those earning at least a million, the president and democrats want increases on making more than $250,000 a year. >> we can't afford a politiclyself inflicted wound to the economy. the economy is growing but keeping that way means the folks you sent to washington have to do their jobs. >> the president said congress must meet the new year's deadline and pass a balanced plan. >> the president's proposal to raise taxes on the top 2% won't even pay one third of the interest that's owed on this 16 trillon dollar debt. >> ouri senator gave the gop address saying the
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president's tax hike would only fund the government for eight days. >> here is what could happen if no deal is reached. out of work americans will loose their extended benefits, california would be hit the hardest, 400,000 will loose benefits and the bay area will certainly feel the sting, more than 22,000 people in alameda and contra costa could be affected. california is bracing for a stalemate. the state controller's office is advicing departments use 2001 tax rates to work out its next round of state worker paychecks. social security specifically will take out another 2% if the fiscal cliff is a verted the state will reimburse workers. payroll experts are telling private employers to wait for irs instructions. grocery bill could also skyrocket. the dairy cliff, why milk prices could double. >> rain or shine, san
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francisco plays host today to a one of it's kind football game. check out the arizona state sun devil mascot and the marching man. they all entertained a huge crowd at union square. the pep rally has to get everybody excited for the craft fight hunger bowl at at&t park. some 33,000 tickets have been sold for the game between arizona state and navy. this is the only bowl game devoted to a cause. for every ticket sold a meal will be donated to the san francisco meal bank. >> with that kickoff most of the rain will probably be out of here but still a little chilly. >> its going to be a cool winter day and it's chilly this morning. we have the breeze blowing, that means a wind chill effect going on in most cases because most of us in the 40s this
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morning. mostly cloudy skies and still a little soggy in some cases, giving you a live look at the overcast. right through and around -- we continue with the clouds, by the afternoon partly cloudy and sun. a look at storm tracker two. i have the time l aps e. three hours, the last three this is what has moved through the area, waking up with slick roads still in most cases and we still have light rainfalling along highway 101. monterey street, san martin. this is the end of the system as it continues its trek. we are looking at the snow levels down to about 3,000 feet. some of the higher peaks could get a dusting. i want to go to the north bay where we are seeing just a few bits of moisture but also partly cloudy skies start to break-in to the north bay as well. this will be the trend for the afternoon. showed you this a moment ago. i will show you again. this system, off the coastline and continuing to move south,
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so we are getting just the wrap around moisture and as we progress through the morning it'll start to taper off and we will be left with dry conditions for the afternoon. for most of us the main story at this hour will be how chilly it is. hopefully you don't have any place to go. 43nevado, 44 mountain view, 43 san jose, as we head to the north we are looking at 39 degrees, 43nevado. it's the wind that's making us feel a lot colder out there. winds set to 15 miles an hour in fairfield. 10 in oakland. 25 gusts reported at half moon bay. in a nut shell your showers are sliding south. cool temperatures in store for the afternoon. snow levels low this morning but will eventually be climbing up. moisture out of here any way. take a look at afternoon highs, cool, 51 san rafael. 53 oakland. 53 haywood. down to the south temperatures will warm only to the low 50s. san jose, morgan hill, loss
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gatos. 54 in santa cruz. the text ended forecast will be partly cloudy by the afternoon. partly cloudy for sunday. we may see a few scattered showers in time for new year's. that rain forecast coming up. >> the first lawsuit may be in the works in the cop conschool shooting. a child's experience that is prompting the action. >> the actions of officials in india being taken in response to widespread protests over the gang rape of a young woman. >> and the new parking law about to take effect in san francisco next week. . and a live look outside. this is the bay bridge looking at the eastern span there. no major problems to report on this saturday morn morning. have a good night. here you go. you, too.
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. welcome back on this saturday morning. a live look at the cloudy start. it's a chilly one out there. a few lingering showers followed by dry weather fort afternoon. >> new this morning a passenger airliner crashed in russia. we want to show you the first pictures the crash site. a twin engine jet over shot the runway. it broke apart and caught fire. so far two people have died. there are conflicting reports at this hour on the number of injuries, they range from six to ten. that plane belonged to a russian airline called red wings. we will bring you new information throughout the morning. >> india authorities charged six men with murdering a woman they say what gang raped and and beat on a bus. dozens of people outraged over the attack are holding daily protests. they want greater protection
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against violence toward women. the woman had massive internal injuries. she was airlifted to a hospital but died yesterday nearly two weeks after the attack. >> i can only assure the family that the government will take whatever steps are needed to ensure that the killers get the hardest punishment. >> and if convicted the six face the death penalty. >> a lawyer is asking for permission to sue the state of connecticut over the school shooting. he is doing it on behalf of a 6- year-old student who survived. the attorney said the girl was trauma was traumatized. the traumatized. many across the station continue to fight for stronger gun control laws. san rafaell's mayor is the
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latest to join the effort. he put his name on a petition urging congress and the president to encase laws. other mayors are also thinking of putting their names on the list. >> police say there is been 500 homicides in chicago this year. the 500th victim was killed thursday night. there were 435 last year. they haven't seen this many since 2008. police say they blame gang violence and illegal guns. community leaders say they are struggling to curb violence in certain neighborhoods. >> if you grow up in one of these communities where violence is a learned behavior, it's the culture you have guy that plan out what they are going to do tonight what they are going to do tomorrow. they get into a slight altercation or beef they are going to take that person's life because they have been taught to do that. >> some say police and community leaders have to work harder to change attitudes
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toward violence. >> congress is considering whether to provide more aid to the victims of hurricane sandy. the senate has passed a relief package, republicans argued the bill included to much money for unrelated aid projects. it struck in late october. it killed more than 250 people in seven different countries. the relief bill goes to the house and it's still unclear if the gop is going to vote on that or push for something else. 2012 has been a busy year for the red cross. the agency said it's responded to 113 large scale disasters in the united states. volunteers opened 900 shelters and helped more than 100,000 people who have been forced out of their homes. the agency said they were the most challenging. the aftermath prompted the biggest response in five-years. >> you heard of the fiscal cliff but what about the dairy cliff? milk prices could double next year and that's because a national farm bill expires on
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january 1st. if lawmakers don't extend the bill it reverts to a 1949 law when the government and not the market controlled prices. because of old formulas used to set the price a gallon of milk could jump to six or eight dollars a gallon. >> the most important thing we use. if the prices group it affects our business. we are concerned and we keep watching the market. >> some experts are down playing the dairy cliff. they say that the agriculture department will stall until congress moves to keep prices down. the farm bill also provides foreign food aid and disaster relief. >> a public memorial is being planned for a local environmental leader who died this week on vacation. the 39-year-old served as executive director of the san francisco based marine force action network. she helped put together a landmark agreement with disney
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that changed the way disney buys and uses paper. >> her incredible, smarts and talent and her way of negotiating with these big banks and then the next day being out in the street with protesters. >> she drowned wednesday after going for a swim in mexico. she adjacent got married in july. >> a woman was hit and killed by her own truck. the 60-year-old died yesterday on wilbur avenue. she had been working underneath a large truck, police say at some point her truck slipped in to gear and rolled her or pinning her underneath. firefighters say she was eventually pulled out but died at the scene. >> today is the last day drivers can park for free in oakland. the city has been offering free parking every saturday since thanksgiving. the goal was to boost the city's small businesses by letting shoppers park for free. there will be no charge to park at all city run meter spaces in four city owned garages.
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driver also get free parking for two hours. and the first sunday of the new year marked a new era in san francisco. no more free parking there. all meters in the city will be enforce from noon until six. the city said paid parking is necessary because commercial districts are now just as busy on sundays as on saturdays. meters in tourist areas already charge seven days a week. >> tonight the wariers play their final game of the year when they host the celtics. the warriors now 20-10 with their win over the 76ers last night is the first time they have won 20 games before new year's day since 1980. last night david lee finished with 25 points and 12 boards, their first game of the new year will be against the hottest team in the nba, the clippers. >> the warning being issued to people hitting the slopes. >> and a snowplowing taken for
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a spin. the video of the joyride and where that snow plow finally ended up. >> last bit of showers moving out of the bay area. we are are looking at cool, dry weather for your afternoon . i will have what you can expect for your neighborhood.
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. it's below freezing with scattered snow showers, are you taking a live look right now at interstate 80 in truckee. freezing temperatures, so be careful for that if you are headed up there. especially as things get busier around new year's. if you are planning to go skiing or snow boarding weekend remember there are still risks of avalanche. according to the avalanche center the danger level is listed at moderate. the warning comes after two people were killed in avalanches in the tahoe area
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last week. some experts blame the growing popularity of back country skiing snowboarding. last winter 34 people died in avalanches in the united states. the year before that, 36. >> police in boston trying to find the person they say took a snow plow for a spin. cameras were rolling. the driver drove erratically. it's believed the driver wasn't familiar with the area. the plow was found the next day in a parking lot. >> didn't appear to be damaged. looked like it was just parked. somebody -- whoever found it or and brought it here. it looked like someone hopped in, took it for a ride and parked it. >> a park ranger tried to chase afterthe plow but it was a little to late. police hope fingerprints can lead temperature them to the thief. >> i'm not looking forward to
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my pg&e bill this month because its been so cold. >> using the heater? pull out the blankets? >> it's not warming up. >> i know. i have a feeling heaters around the bay area kicking on a lot more. we are a little warmer than yesterday morning. most of us holding in the low 40s. it's breezy and the wind chill effect taking place around the bay area this morning. that's when the breeze just kind of sweeps away the heat from your body right from your skin and make itself feel chillier. along highway 101 still picking up a few scattered showers. you can see near coyote creek. most the rain has pushed off. around watsonville. a light rain and if you -- as you look at the forecast you can see it's out by nine or ten. we have partly cloudy skies, monday do you have new year's plans? there we are clouding up. the run wants to hold off the coast. notice how it slides right
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through. heading south. sort of like what we saw the last 24 hours. again going to leave in the possibility of a few sprinkles on new year's and new year's day. today partly cloudy and cool. low 50s in the forecast. we get past the few sprinkles, we are in good shape for today, tomorrow, a shower chance on new year's. we will be unsettled for wednesday. >> some new driving laws go into effect in 2013. what california driver also and won't be able to do in the new year. >> and a tragic scene in southern california. the accident at a bus stop that led to the death of a woman and a 7-year-old child. . >> seaside activities of the national weather service said you should avoid today. well, well, well.
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. rough conditions out on the water as huge waves batter away in a bay your coastline. welcome back. >> good morning. there is a high surf advisory in effect right now. just a day after the death of two people swept out to sea. we are live this morning in pacifica with the current conditions out there. what's happening? >> reporter: we are standing next to the pacifica pier and you can see the wave behind us. you can hear them also.
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it's pretty loud. these swells supposed to get as high as ten to 14 feet. there is a high surf advisory in effect until ten. right now you can see several people standing out on the pacifica pier fishing this morning. the pier is still open but in the past when we have had the high surf advisories we have senate city come out and close the gates, close public access and that's because of the potential for rogue waves to sweep over the pier. it's still open now but it may be closed later on this morning. now one incident that happened yesterday is a reminder of how dangerous the ocean can be. a man and boy died after being swept out to sea yesterday afternoon. a coast guard representative confirmed that at least two adults and the child had been fishing on the golden gate national rec area just north of the bridge. all three were carried out in to the water by a wave. one of the adults was able to swim back to shore and called
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the police. rescuers went out and found the bodies of the man and young boy. investigators say they want to warn the public to be very aware of these dangerous weather conditions. >> know your limits and the area you are going into. our national parks are beautiful but they are unfor giving. >> there is a high surf advisory in effect. you do not want too be walking along this beach. in fact the national weather service is warning beach goers along the coast here in the bay area to -- there is a potential it can be swept out. avoid beach fronts like this. may warn that fishing on rocks near coastlines could be dangerous today because of all the wave activity. live in pacifica. ktvu. >> a teen who escape could while being drive tone a juvenile facility has been found and taken back into custody. he was caught trying to shoplift yesterday afternoon
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near 4th and market streets. he did try to run but was caught by officers. police have been searching for him since wednesday when he jumped out of a moving vehicle that was taking him to a youth guidance center. he is now in juvenile hall. >> there is now a 6th suspect charged in the case of two people found bound and gagged on a street. news cameras weren't allowed in the courtroom as the 26th-year- old suspect cathryn wong became the next person charged. prosecutors charge the suspects assaulted the victims and killed one of them over a dispute involving credit card fraud. >> we are dealing people that obviously aren't hesitant to kill someone. they believe that -- they probably believe that they killed both the man and the woman. the woman survived. >> the police investigation turned up 40 to 50 blank credit cards, label makers and a list of credit card numbers and
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security codes. four suspects including wong are jailed on two million dollars bail. a 7,500-dollar reward is offered to help police found the men who attacked a couple in west oakland . two men with guns beat a man unconscious and sexually assaulted his girlfriend on eddie street on december 8th. the suspects african american in their late 20s. one was 5'10'', thin with a mustache. the other 6'1'', both wore black hooded sweet shirts. >> in riverside investigators probably won't arrest the driver who hit four people at i bus stop. the car crashed into a bus stop. a 7-year-old girl and a 28-year- old woman were killed. though police detained the driver, they say there is a lack of intent or negligence. a driver has been arrest after hitting a sacramento home. he was speeding when he lost
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control. he put a hole in the house and hit a gas meter. the people inside the home were not hurt but a few neighbor has to evacuate. police suspect the driver was drunk. >> there will be new rules on the road for california in the coming year drivers can text on their phones while driving as long as they use voice operated hands free technology. safety experts disapprove of the new law. each year some 5500 people are killed in crashes that involve distracted drivers there. are several driving laws taking effect on january 1st. currently drivers suspected of driving under the influence have the option of taking a breath, blood or urine test. that test is being eliminated. also new standards for red light cameras as well as an amber alert for seniors. the silver alert system is for missing people older than 65. >> law enforcement will be out in full force to make sure new
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year's partyers don't start to early and get out of hand. several cities will all hold dui checkpoints tonight. police say research shows crashes involving alcohol, dropped by an average of 20% when well known checkpoints are conducted. drivers busted or dui say a new proposal won't work. jerry hill wants drivers convicted of a second dui to install locking devices in their cars. >> we have tried increasing fines. we have tried to revoke licenses to deter those offenders but we need to do more to save lives. >> the pure fact that these are considered multiple offenders means they are law breakers. >> the chp supports the locking devices but drivers say deter isn'ts are hit and miss and that the key to stopping them is to address why they decided to do so in the first place. >> if you are planning to go
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out and celebrate the traffic safety coalition wants to remind through is plenty of transportation. aaa is offering their program. people can get a free tow home up to ten miles between six monday night and six tuesday morning. instagram is hosting a contest to enter you to win, free cab fair for a year. >> hundreds of thousands of people are expected to head to san francisco for the new year's fireworks show. those fireworks will be shot from barging, a thousand feet off pier14. across the street the restaurant at the hotel is planning a party in a see throw tent. dinner and a prime seat will cost $150. >> we will have 300 people in the patio, fireworks are in front and it's just a great
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place to be. >> the nearby boulevard restaurant will offer a prefixed meal with a midnight surprise. less expensive spots don't require reservations but arrive early and have a plan to get home because finding a cab could be hard. the show is free. it takes place monday at midnight. around 250,000 people are expected to line the area to ring in the new year. officials say mass transit is the best way to get there. police say they will enforce a ban on drinking in public. >> fireworks show always a blast. >> everybody wants clear skies for that. rosemary has been working on that for us. no pressure. >> we are expected to be mostly cloudy but hopefully not a lot of rain in the area and the clouds hopefully not so low that you won't be able to see. a weak system will bring a threat of precipitation, i should say rain. outside a threat of just a few scattered showers as well. a look out to the cloudy
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conditions over the bay area this morning. it's a cool breezy start and again some of us still feeling a few sprinkles, many and most us are beginning to dry out. you may find the roadways still damp if you have an early morning drive be prepared. live look, you can see bits of rain continuing to fall the system moving to the south, moment ago this over highway 101 at coyote creek has moved to the east. i want to move east just a little bit and show you this pink and lighter shades of almost white. rain snow mix our areas of mount hamilton. areas above 3 you this feet getting a dusting of snow where we are finding that little bit of moisture, that probably will melt fairly fast but it's going to be a relatively cool day out there but mainly dry. here is a look at the storm. it stays off the coastline. you can see the flow bringing with it the scattered showers throughout the morning. this is shifting south and as
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it does it'll take the rain witht. let me show you what you can expect for saturday. again just a few sprinkles, mainly now perhaps over the santa cruz mountains and farther south. just a few bits of radar returns along the coastline though not seeing it here on the model. areas like so lan is with light rain in to the afternoon. little bit of sun out there as well as cool conditions, dry conditions, here comes monday though. sunday looks good but i want to point you to monday. you may have plans for new year's. another system remaining off the coastline but the models have been iffy on this. i will err on the side of caution. perhaps a few scattered showers, for today a few sprinkles this morning. the high surf advisory continuing today in the forecasted highs, a chilly day. 51 pacifica. 53 redwood, 51 vallejo, low 50s
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in santa rosa. this morning in the low to mid40s but with that breeze it feels cold. if you do have someplace to be, maybe heading to the farmer's market. bundle up. partly cloudy tomorrow. numbers chillier as we start tomorrow morning. that chance for rain moving in on new year's will remain new year's day and will leave a chance on wednesday as well. i will have a look at how much rain has fallen in some areas over the last 24 hours coming up. >> people who live along the creek are being warned more water is coming their wait a minute the reservoir is full and it's spilling over in to the creek. the water district is releasing water from reservoirs and there is concern more rain may cause flooding. >> it was very low and in these past two storms it really rose quickly and it's full. its going over the spillway. >> water officials say the spillways are designed for more water flow. they have told people living
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downstream of the water release though. officials in napa say their flood control project helped prevent major flooding. without those add protections officials say downtown napa would have flooded. the project was paid for by tax dollars and the army corp. of engineers. the county plans to rally for more funds. >> a big heist at a mcdonalds but it wasn't the money that they were after. >> and a lawsuit filed by united states sailors. the lies they claim japan's power company told. >> and a live look outside. 280 in san jose. a lot of activity just to the north of this shot near redwood. highway patrol responding to two crashes, one near the alpine off ramp, the second on paige mill road.
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. good morning. sweeping view over san francisco. mostly cloudy, cold, 45 degrees. a light breeze. police are searching for two armed robbers who stormed an oakland restaurant. they hit the restaurant on international boulevard thursday night. they robbed four diners and a employee and took the cash register. >> two california men have been arrested in a riverside county grease theft. they are accused of stealing thousands of dollars of cooking grease from the mcdonalds. the owner helped catch them by staking out his restaurant after hearing about other grease thefts. it can be turned in to
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biodiesel fuel. cat williams has been arrested on suspicious of felony child endangerment. guns and drugs were found in the house. he is being held in lieu of a hundred thousand dollars bail. he has been arrested several times in the past few months and the irs filed a four million dollar tax lien against him. >> the berkeley fire department has a new leader. the chief retired after 27 years. she broke barriers, she was the first female firefighter, it's first female chief and the second black fire chief in the country. she wants to spend more time with her husband. the deputy chief will lead the department temporarily. >> would be parents are still holding out hope that somehow they will be able to adopt children from russia. that's despite a new law yesterday banning american families making adoptions of russian children. in san francisco a woman who asked us not to identity her is
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already halfway through the process and said she is not giving up. there is a 3-year-old girl waiting for her at a russian orphanage who already calls her mom. >> i love my daughter very much. i miss her. i want to be reunited with her. i want to bring her home. >> she is trying to be optimistic. she is saying no i'm sure it'll happen. i'm thinking my gosh, i'm sure it may not. >> adoption agencies are trying to figure out how to proceed. they have already started a online petition and are contacting families to try to start a letter writing campaign. >> a unknown cruise sickness has made people on the queen mary2. some kind of bug is causing problems and they think it may be the nora virus.
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ed state department warning people traveling to haiti. they said people are at risk of getting kidnapped. regardless of their occupation, gender or age. at least two americans were shot and killed during robberies your kidnappings this year. the united states is also warning people act the sprayed of chol era. >> a labor strike that some said could cripple the economy has been averted at least for another month. long shore workers have agreed to a 30 day contract extension. the threatened walk out could have idled ports. a made itemmer is cautionly optimistic. > eight united states sailors are suing japan's electronic power company. they say that the company lied about radiation dangers after last year's quake and tsunami. they were delivering aid from the regan after the disaster.
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they stay they were sickened by radiation from the nuclear plant and now suffer from cancer and other physical problems. >> i just want to get it out. i'm not after this for any financial compensation, i just want the truth to be told. we were lied to. people's lives weren't robust ono the ship. >> the sailors say the government knew how dangerous the situation was and never warned them act risks. they are seek ten million dollars in damages and 30 million in punitive damages for each of the plaintiffs. >> the population is set to hit 315 million by new year's day. that is an increase of less than 1% since april of 2010 which was the last time a population snap shot was taken. that growth is at a slower pace than projected. the bureau sites low births and
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immigration rates as possible reasons. >> there is a record number of salmon popping up in rivers this year. experts have couldn't more than 7,000 in the river. compare that to only 764 last year. the increase comes as the population recovers after a big decrease in 200078. experts blame it on poor conditions in the ocean. >> people in alameda are going to have to pay for bags when they go to the grocery store. on january 1st the countyty wil join san francisco, san mateo, san jose and 49 other cities in banning plastic bags and that means people will have to bring their own reusable bags to the store or pay up to ten cents for a paper bag. >> according to many california could be the next state to be hit hard by the flu. up until now there have only been a few cases but doctors say it's likely to hit hard soon. flu season normally peaks in february but this year many states across the nation are
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hit hard in november. >> two bay area cities topping a new list when it comes to the healthiest city by men. the study ranks cities by air quality, unemployment, commute time and death rate. the number one was boise idaho, number two and three were san jose and san francisco. both got an a in health and fitness and a c in quality of life. the city of san ramone is offering a free fitness week. lessfor more information just call the city of san ramone. >> the new year brings new threats. how hackers will be targeting your smart phone. >> and a woman buying an i-pad got a surprise when she opened it. what she found inside and how long it took to get the real thing. >> the threat of rain is moving out this morning but the
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cold weather will continue. i will have a look at what you can expect for your saturday coming up. v%vóvúvóv
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. a virginia woman opened an i-pad box on christmas and got note pads instead. she said that the box and note pads were from wal-mart. she went into complain and after telling her story to the media the store gave her a real i-pad. there have been other incidents across the country where i-pads replaced by note pads have been purchased from wal-mart. the new year is shaping up to be a big year for cyber threat. mcaf, e predicts hackers will target smart phones. they foresee them putting in trojans. if you buy things with your phone they could steal your money and get ready for more
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spam texts. >> i just found this great product. i think you should buy it. love mom and mom didn't send it. they also predict increases in governments using cyber attacks against each other and the decline of the hacker group information. they believe that to many uncoordinated and unclear operations are ruining their reputation. >> its been a good holiday season for amazon. officials for them say the company's holiday sales were their biggest ever. they said they had several record setting days including cyber monday when customers ordered 26.5 million products. toyota will pay a billion dollars to plaintiffs whose cars last resale value after
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acceleration problems. the settlement doesn't include compensation for death orrin jury. those trials start in february. and the east bay pet rescue group aaro f is trying to find a home for a resident. dottie is a 10-year-old boxer american blue dog mix. the volunteers are worried beuse of her age nobody will adopt her. she was rescue from an abandoned house and is said to be gentle, healthy and strong for her age. >> retiree is now a multimillionaire. he won a 23 million-dollar super loto jackpot at a ticket he bought a week ago. he didn't know he had won until thursday when a friend reminded him to check the ticket and he said he has not decided what to do with the money. you can always call me. >> send some this way. congratulations.
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>> let's head over to rosemary who is watching the forecast for us. >> yes. good morning. waking up just a little soggy but the sun is up. although most of us not seeing it shine just yet. gray sykes overhead. its going to breakthrough and bring us sun for the second half of your morning in to the afternoon. there is that system that has been bringing us gray skies and bits of rain at times for the last 24 hours or so. sliding in just a little bit closer. you can see it like that popcorn moisture, a little bit here and there. most of it outer here by now. over parts of the north bay you can see -- few sprinkles. rain and snow mix, east of san jose, some of the rainfall totals over the last 24 hours narcotic should say 24 hours. over boulder creek, quite a bit of rain for this system that
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brought no rain to years like fairfield. fairfield a chilly start, 42 degrees, 44 redwood city, mid40s san francisco. it could be worse. we could be in the 30 be -- the wind chill fact or to consider, get outside this morning into the afternoon. low 50s there the forecast, dry tomorrow. chance for showers on monday as well as your new year's day. i will take a look at the latest forecast rain model coming up. >> money, close to going up in flames. why firefighters had to break down the doors at a bank. >> and the fiscal cliff deadline is quickly approaching when senate leaders hope to vote on a last ditch agreement.
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. fire at a fremont bank. why firefighter has a hard time getting to the flames. >> large waves sweep a man and boy out to sea. now a warning for high surf throughout this saturday. >> and just after the stroke of midnight same sex couples legally married in the state of maine. >> complete bay area news coverage continues. this is mornings on 2. >> good morning. welcome to mornings on 2. it's saturday december 29th. >> good morning.
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let's start with a quick check of weather with rosemary. good morning. >> good morning. that threat of rain over the area this morning is moving out as this system off the coastline continues to move toward the south picking up just a little bit of light rain, a few sprinkles with mostly cloudy skies over parts of the north bayh long the coastline in and around half moon bay. a few showers i have seen here in the last ten minutes or so. for the morning we will continue it just the few sprinkles. cold weather for the afternoon we will stay cool but dry and again a high surf advisory that we are talking about this morning. >> overnight news firefighters are investigating a fire at a bank in fremont. this is the california bank and trust on fremont boulevard. the bank was boarded up and the guard had to watch the property overnight to protect money inside. firefighters say they had to break-in to the bank to find the source of the flames and battle the fire. >> smoke coming the roof.
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they forced entry in to the bank and there was a fire on the second floor. difficult to access. >> it took about 40 minutes to get the fire under control. two investigators were then called into figure out what caused the fire. the bank is going to be shut down for a few days so they can finish their work and repair. >> happening right now a high surf advisory is in effect for the bay area. want to show you video we shot in pacifica. the national weather service is predicting swells as high as ten to 14 feet. the advisory is set to exexpire at ten tonight. we will have a live report from pacifica coming up at 8:30. 8:30. a man and boy have died after being swept out to sea. we were there last night as the coast guard and fire rescue searched for the two near the marin head lands. the victim has been fishing another person when large waves swept them into the ocean.
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that person was able to get out of the surf and was able to call for help. the man and boy were rescued but later died. >> i don't flow if it was a high tide that caused the accident. we are just trying to get education out to the public that know your tides, know your limits and go out with a good plan. >> the national park service park police and the coast guard will investigate what happened in this case. the marin county coroner is not identitying the victims until their families have been told. >> oakland police are searching for the gun plan in two separate late night shootings. in the first a stray bullet wounded a young girl. it happened after ten on 19th and franklin in downtown oakland. she is listed in stable condition. two hours later at midnight a man was shot several times on the 1700 block of 13 street. he too is listed in stable condition. no arrests have been made in either case. a rising crime rate is just one of the problems facing the new police consultant. the former police chief is
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expected to take over in february and he is also going to have to tackle the issues. san francisco's district attorney who works with him in los angeles believes he has a lot to offer. >> allow him to provide the knowledge base that is required in order to quiet oakland moving in the right direction. >> he is going to help map out a crime reduction strategy through com stat which is a data and crime tracking system. >> washington lawmakers running out of time to reach a deal on this fiscal cliff. senate leaders are working on a last ditch agreement. they hope to vote on it as soon as tomorrow or monday. both houses will reconvene tomorrow. a main sticking point is tax increases on the wealthy. while some suggest raising taxes for those who earn a million the president wants increases on anyone making more
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than $250,000 a year. >> we just can't afford aself inflicted wound to the economy. the economy is growing. keeping it that way means that the folks you sent to washington have to do their jobs. >> in the weekly address they say congress must meet the deadline and pass a balanced plan that offers middle class tax cuts and reduces spending in a responsible manner. >> the president's proposal to raise taxes on the top 2% of americans won't pay a third of the yearly interest that's owed on this massive 16 trillon dollar debt. >> missouri senator roy blunt gave the gop weekly address. he said the president's tax hike would only fund the government for eight days. >> if no deal is reached here is a look at what could happen. 1.2million out of work americans will loose their extended unemployment benefits. california would be hit the hardest. 400,000 will loose those benefits and the bay area will certainly feel the sting.
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more than 22,000 in alameda and contra costa could be affected. california is bracing for a stalemate. the state controller's office is advicing the departments use 2001 tax rates to work out the next round of state worker paychecks. social security specifically will take out another 2%. if the so-called fiscal cliff is a verted they will reimburse workers. they are advicing workers to watch their deductions. not only could the new year bring higher taxes and spending cuts,y gross which bill could also skyrocket. the so-called dairy cliff. why milk prices could double. and why lawmakers trying to work out a deal they are dealing a big snowstorm on the east coast. want to give you a live look at the snow falling in front of the united states capitol. you can see it's a little bit hazy. washington is expecting one to two -- one to three inches of
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snow rather. that is likely to mix with rain and farther north boston could see up to six inches of snow thisw. >> gay couples are now allowed to marry in the state of maine. this is video of the first couple to wednesday in portland maine. they couldn't wait to tie the knot. they exchanged views just after midnight. >> we finally feel equal and happy to live in maine. >> it's official now. after nine years it's all good. >> voters in maine approved in nova long with voters in washington state as well as maryland. gay marriage ceremonies started earlier this month. maryland's law takes effect tuesday january 1st. >> that's also the day when new driving laws start in california. drifters can text on their phones while driving as long as they are using voice operated
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hands free technology. safety experts de disapprove of the change. there are new laws taking effect on january 1st. right now drivers suspected of driving unthe influence have the option of taking a breath, blood or urine test. the urine test is being eliminated. also new standards for red light cameras. and the silver alert system is for missing people older than 65. >> cold but dry conditions during the bowl game today in san francisco. . >> the arizona state sun devil mascot and marching band entertained a human crowd yesterday. the rally was to get everybody pumped up for the craft fight hunger bowl at at&t park. some 33,000 tickets have been
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sold for the game between arizona state and navy. kickoff set for 1:00. this is the only bowl game devoted to a cause where every ticket sold craft will do donate a meal to several food banks. >> good morning. a mainly dry, cool winter day in store. mostly gray, over oakland at this time and most of the bay area wake up with mostly cloudy skies. just the tail end of a scattered shower is remaining over the area, live look here giving you storm tracker two. just a few bits of moisture over the bay area. picking up a few cells here around the american canyon, vallejo, near hercules, a few light sprinkles in and around martinez. crockett, highway 4 and 24 at this time. arinda, stretching across lay fayette and we will continue to watch this move out of the area
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this morning. again i have to look around just to see perhaps just that last bit of moisture over the bay area this morning. temperatures are cool, low to mid40s. 46 in oakland. 47napa, 44 mountain view, with a breeze out there. it feels a little chillier in many cases, especially around oakland. 15 miles an hour. fairfield 16, half moon bay gusting to 25, when the temperatures sit in the 40s and we have a breeze the wind chill factor. it'll feel from five to seven degrees cooler than what the reading shows you. it feels like 30s. take a look at the forecast. we are waking up mostly cloudy. last bit of rain moving through. the system continues off the coastline. when it moves south it takes the rain with it and that's when he are seeing. we have the high surf advisory for the coast. sonoma into monterey lasting through the evening. take it easy if you are going to visit the beaches today. by the afternoon partly cloudy
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skies in the forecast. its going to be cool, struggling in the 50s. for today, sunday will be dry and cool as well. into monday, new year's is on the horizon and many of us have plans, so here we are time stamp says 3:00 on monday. mostly cloudy, another system again riding right off the coastline this at the moment looks like it'll stay here and we will remain mostly cloudy but dry. i do want to err on the side of caution because it's a big day. leave in the possibility of a few scattered showers, for today mainly dry. here is the extended forecast. cool today, dry and cool tomorrow. a chilly start, going back into the low 30s. slight chance for rain new year's, and new year's day morning and then a chance remains on wednesday. if you are going to the sierra i will have the forecast coming u. >> today is the last day drivers can park for free in oakland. the city has been offering free parking every saturday since the thanksgiving holiday.
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the goal is to give a boost to city small businesses. tomorrow is the last sunday drivers in san francisco can park for free. all city meters are going to be enforced from noon until 6:00 p.m. on sunday. the city said paid parking is necessary because commercial districts now just as busy as sundays as they are on saturday. meters in tourist areas already charge seven days a week. >> the first lawsuit over the new town school shooting could soon be on the way. why the lawyer needs permission. >> the important meeting happening this weekend. >> first, a live look outside, traffic on the 880 split, chp responding to 880 south near coleman for a tree on fire.
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at least one lane is currently closed.
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. good morning to you. it's a cloudy, cold start out there this morning. live from emoryville looking over the bay. emoryville 46 degrees. >> a woman was hit and killed by her own truck. the 60-year-old died yesterday afternoon on wilbur avenue. she had been under the truck
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working. antioch police say at some point her truck slipped in to gear and rolled over her. firefighters say she was eventually pulled out but died at the scene. >> today in india authorities charged six men with gang raping and murdering a woman on a bus. dozens of people outraged over the attack are holding daily protests. they are demanding greater protections against violence toward woman. the victim had massive internal injuries. she was airlifted to the hospital and died yesterday. >> i can only show the family that the government will take whatever steps are needed to ensure that her killers get the hardest punishment. >> if convicted they face the death penalty. >> a grim milestone for the city of chicago. police say there have been five
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hundred homicides this year. the latest victim an alleged gang member was killed thursday night there. were 435 homicides in chicago last year. the city has not seen as many since 2008. police say they blame gang violence and illegal guns while community leader says they are struggling to curb violent tendencies. >> if you grow up in one of these communities where vie silence a learned behavior, the culture of that community you have guy that plan out what they are going to do tonight, what they are going to do tomorrow. they get into an altercation or beef they will take that person a life because they have been taught to do that. >> some say police in community leaders have to work harder to change attitudes toward violence. >> a lawyer is asking for permission to sue the state of connecticut over the school shooting in connecticut. he is doing it on behalf i a 6- year-old student who survived. attorney for the girl said she was traumatized while the
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confrontation with the gunman came over the loud speaker and accuses the state of failing to proeffect students foreseeable harm. many people across the nation continue to fight for stronger gun control laws. the mayor of san rafael has put his name on a nationwide petition urging congress and the president to boost gun trafficking laws and get rid of military style assault weapons. >> congress is considering whether to provide more aid to the victim of sandy. they have passed a 60 billion- dollar relief package. they say it had to much money for unrelated aid projects. sandy struck in late october. it killed 250 people in seven different countries. the relief bill now goes to the house. it's not clear if they will vote on the measure or push for another one with less funding.
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>> a public memorial for a local leader who died this week on vacation. the 39-year-old served as the executive director of the san francisco based rain forest action network. she helped put together a landmark agreement with disney that changes the way disney buys and uses paper. >> her incredible, smarts and talent, and her way of negotiating with these big banks and then the next day being out in the streets with protesters. >> she drowned wednesday after going for a swim in mexico. she just got married in july. >> you heard about the fiscal cliff, how about the dairy cliff? milk prices could double next year and that's because a national farm bill expires on january 1st. if lawmakers don't extend the bill it reverts to a 1949 law when the government and not the market controlled prices. because of old formulas used to set the price a gallon of milk that costs close to four
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dollars in most places could jump to six or even eight dollars a gallon. >> the most important thing we use. if the prices go up it affects our business. so we are concerned and we keep watching the market. >> some are down playing the cliff, they say the agriculture department will stall until congress moves to keep the prices down. the farm bill also provides foreign food aid and disaster relief for farmers. despite the dire consequences, some people are asking a few chuckles over the deadline. someone hacked right into an electronic road sign in portland. the sign read, fiscal cliff ahead, january to february. no word on whether the person was found. >> if you have been to the gas station you may have noticed prices are inching up. many stations have seen their prices go up about four cents a gallon. the average cost for region leaded fuel in california is
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now $3.54 a gallon. the increase after a two month decrease at the pumps with some stations seeing prices drop as much as 16-cents. >> the nhl has made a new offer to players as the lock out enters a critical stage. they are expected to hold a phone conference. the offer was still being reviewed by the union late last night and details of the plan aren't being released. the league would like to have a deal in place by january 1st so training camps to start. both sides plan to meet in new york tomorrow. >> tonight the warriors play their final game of the year when they host the boston celtics. the warriors are now 20-10 with their win last night. this is the first time they have had 20 wins before new year's day since 1980. david lee finished with 25 points and 12 rebounds, their first game will be on wednesday against the hottest team in the
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nba, the clippers. >> should be a good one. the healthiest places for men to live. . >> morning showers are tapering off leaving us a dry, cool afternoon. i will have the numbers for you coming up.
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. highway one is back open this morning after a rock slide
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closed the highway for almost a week. a emergency contractor was called into repair a 60-foot section of the highway. officials are urging drivers to use caution when traveling because of rough pavement and loose gravel. >> i'm thinking about taking a jog today. >> jog? >> i tonight do it often. more of a hiker, kind of a walker. if i go out, bring the jacket i guess. >> i like it to be a little warmer. >> yeah. you know some like it cool when they jog. i can't stand it. >> 40s, 50s. >> if there is a little breeze, blowing the tree around outside the door this morning, gear up. it is feeling chillier than what the numbers are reading. we are looking at just a few scattered showers, maybe a bit of drizzle remaining over the bay area, take a look here on the east received the american canyon, in and around vallejo, crockett, a light rainfalling
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over areas -- lafayette. along mount diablo boulevard if you are going out to do some shopping t will be a cool day but the showers are moving south. we will be left with partly cloudy skies, mid40s only to about 50 for lunchtime and low 50s for the forecast. head to the sierra, a snow shower this morning but the rest the weekend is looking pretty good with partly cloudy skies and chilly conditions, your extended forecast here. we are into winter and it feels like it. we will be dry later today. dry on sunday. chance for rain new year's. temperatures in the overnight chilly. in the 30s. after noon highs cool. i will have a look at that future rain forecast model. >> it's below freezing with scattered snow showers as you get up toward truckee and tahoe. here is a live look. roadway is clear. lot of snow on the side. thousands of people expected to drive through the area today on
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their way to tahoe to celebrate new year's. amazing what some snow can do for the town of truckee. people have flooded the area to ski and snow board on all the fresh powder that's falling in the past week. they came for the bay area and as far as seattle and san diego. the visitors swarmed businesses like tahoe dave ski and board shop. >> the two bay area city that are topping the lists when it comes to the healthiest cities for men, couple are here. the study has done by men's health magazine and ranks cities by air quality, unemployment, the number one was boise idaho but at number two and three was san jose and san francisco. both got an a in health and fitness, they got a c in quality of life. >> we are days ringing in the new year and how the city of san francisco is preparing for the hundreds of thousands expected to celebrate there. >> the cause and concern in the south bay.
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. a warning to people who may want to go out on the water today, waves as high as 14 feet could hit the coast. good morning. welcome back. >> a high surf advisory is in effect until late tonight and we are live if pacifica watching the conditions there. >> reporter: we have been out here since five this morning and we have seen the waves get bigger as the morning goes on. there is a high surf advisory in effect for the coastal areas until ten tonight. the national weather service said these swells could get
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between ten to 14 feet high. sometimes when we have high surf advisories the city will close down the pier. if you look in the distance you can see the white truck with the blinking lights. that's the city worker who was out here a short time ago. he talked to us and said he is keeping an eye on the waves out here. he may make the call to shut down the public access to the pier because high tide is at 11:00 this morning. depending on how things go people may not get access anymore. we just walked over and saw a lot of people fishing there this morning. they said the conditions for fishing crab are good when the weather is like this. some people said they were aware of this high surf advisory and said they wouldn't take a chance fishing on the shoreline in weather like this. >> i don't mesa round with the rocks, especially on days like this. you can see the waves in the background. they are pretty high. up here seems safe. >> we were expecting it to be a little bit calmer. we weren't aware of the advisory but we have been
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watching the waves and they have been really hitting pretty hard. it makes it tougher. >> now a very sad incident that happened yesterday as a reminder of how dangerous the ocean can be. a man and a boy died after being swept out to sea jed afternoon around four. it happened near point bonita just north of the golden gate bridge. a coast guard spokeswoman said that the group had been fishing on the rocks when they were swept away by a large waiver. one of the adults was able to swim to shore and called the police for help. rescuers did find the bodies of the man and the child but they didn't survive unfortunately. back out here live you take a look there is a high surf advisory. you can see it. just very loud and visible here. this is in effect until ten o'clock this evening and 1346 the activities that the national weather service is warning people not to do today. they say beach goers could be
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swept out to shore so avoid shorelines and fishing on rocks can be dangerous because of the wave activity. live in pacifica. ktvu. >> law enforcement will be out in full force this weekend to make sure people don't start to early or get out of hand. several cities including san francisco, redwood, mountain view and concord will hold dui checkpoints. research shows crashes involving alcohol, dropped by an average of 20%. drivers busted for d. >>announcer: i say a new proposal won't work. jerry hill wants drivers convicted of a second offense to install locking devices in their cars. >> we have tried increasing fines. we have tried to revoke licenses to deter those offenders but unnetted to do more to save lives. >> pure fact that these are considered multiple offenders means they are habitually
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lawbreakers. >> the chp supports the devices but drivers in rehab said its hit and miss and that the key to stopping them is to address why they chose to do so in the first place. >> if you are planning to go out and celebrate, the traffic safety coalition wants to remind you there are plenty of opportunities to get home safe. aaa is once again offering their tipsy tow program. people can get a free tow home from six o'clock monday night to 6:00 monday morning. instagram is also holding a contest to enter to winfrey cab fare for a year. 774 people were killed in california last year as a result of alcohol related crashes. another way to get home is public transportation. a official bart train also go in and out of san francisco monday night and service has been extended until 3:00
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tuesday morning. the extra service will aim to help crowds at stations where a lot of people are expected to pour into and out of after the fireworks show. muni service is free from 8:00 p.m. on new year's to 6:00 a.m. january 1st. >> hundreds of thousands of people are expected to head to san francisco for the new year's eve fireworks show. they will be shot from barges a thousand featest pier and across the street the americano restaurant is planning a party. dinner and a prime seat for the light show will cost you $150 a person. >> we will have 300 people on the patio, fireworks are directly in front and it's just a great place to be. >> the nearby boulevard restaurant is going to offer a prefixed meal with a midnight surprise. less expensive spots don't
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requiration referrations but you will want a plan on how to get home because finding a cab is likely going to be tough. as for the show it's free and takes place monday at midnight. around 250,000 people expected to line the area to ring in the new year. officials say mass transit is your best way to get there. police say they will be enforcing a ban on public drinking. >> people who live along the creek are being warn that more water is coming their way. it's full and spilling over into the creek. the water district is releasing water. there is concern more rain may cause flooding. >> it was very low. in these past two storms we have had it really rose quickly and it is full. its going over the spillway now. >> water officials say the spillways are designed for much more water flow. they have tolddowater release
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as a precaution. officials say their flood control project helped prevent maimingor fooding after several storms hit the area. without the added protections officials say downtown napa would have flooded. the project was paid for by tax dollars and the army corp. of engineers. they plan to rally for more funds to finish. >> a 75 fun dollar reward is being offered to help police find a man who attacked a couple. two men with guns beat a man unconscious and assaulted his girlfriend on eddie street. the suspects african american in their late 20s, one was 5'10'', thin with a mustache. >> now a 6th suspect charged in the case of two people found bound and gagged on a san francisco street. news cameras were not allowed as the suspect cathryn wong became the latest person charged in the attack. court papers describe her as a
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convicted felon. prosecutors suggest that the suspects assaulted the two victims and killed one of them over a dispute involving credit card fraud. >> we are dealing people that obviously aren't hesitating to kill somebody. they believe -- they probably believed they killed both the man and woman. the woman survived. >> the police investigation turned up 40 to 50 blank credit cards, label makers and a list of codes. four of the six including wong are in jail on $2 million bail. >> in the city of riverside investigators will probably not arrest the driver who plowed in to four people waiting at a bus stop. the car crashed into a sign outside a store. a 7-year-old and a 28-year-old were killed and two are in the hospital with critical injuries. though police detained the driver they say there is a lack of intent or negligence. a driver has been arrested
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for slamming his car into a sacramento home. police say the man was speeding when he lost control. he put a hole in the house and hit a gas meter. the people in the home were not hurt but they and a few neighbor has to evacuate because of the gas leak. >> mostly cloudy skies. a few lingering showers around the bay area many the afternoon will be highlighted by sun, a mix of clouds and dry weather. we will stay on the cool side for your weekend. storm tracker two, showing you, picking up a few scattered showers; in and around -- around i-80, going a few spring manies perhaps hitting the ground. albany, berkeley, from the bay, stretching across the frontage road. maybe a little bit of a
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drizzle, light rain and along highway 24, lafayette, mount diablo, seeing a little bit of rain, some of this could hit the ground. heading south, perhaps a few scattered showers remaining there. this system is pulling south and as it does it's going to take the rain with it leaving us the dry conditions for the afternoon. outside right now mostly cloudy, cold and a bit breezy which is adding to the cool weather. 15 miles an hour in oakland. nine in napa, 16 in fairfield. it doesn't seem to bad. when you look at the numbers it feels bad in some cases, 46 in oakland. with the wind chill factor, 39, with the factor it feels more like 42, getting out early if you have that breeze blowing outside the door be prepared for a chilly start. we will be mostly gray through the morning hours but take a look at the afternoon. by 2:00 partly cloudy, perhaps even mostly clear. it'll be cool. we will struggle in the 50s
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today and tomorrow for the afternoon. sunday dry and cool but now the timestamp here, monday afternoon. it's now christmas eve, we are mostly cloudy and another weak system riding off the coast live line. this is expected to do the same as we have seen in the last 24 hours, some of us won't see any rain. close to the coast may see a few sprinkles, for today we will get rid of the sprinkles, the high surf advisory will last the day. afternoon highs for today 51 san francisco, 53 san jose, 52 morgan hill. if we head north we are looking at 51 santa rosa. could be a breeze, north breeze, from five to ten. its going to be brisk for the afternoon. we are dry tomorrow and then the chance for rain new year's. it'll linger for the morning on you this year's day and a chance remains on wednesday. over the last 24 hours some of us have had quite a bit of rain. we will look at that coming up. >> a group of united states sailors is suing a power
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company in japan. the lie they say they were told after last year's quake and tsunami. >> first we want to take you outside for a live look on traffic moving along highway 24 in lafayette. pretty clear. road weighs not to bad and looks like we won't have any problem getting to your destination. time onto clock is 8:41. you are watching mornings on two. 0!ockñ?çóxo?ñ=çñññçvxqx?ñññ?óioy
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. good morning to you. it's a gloomy start this morning. a few remaining shower, they will break away to partly cloudy cool conditions for the afternoon. >> new update and new pictures of a deadly plane crash. emergency crews say at least four were killed and four injured when a jet over shot the runway during the landing. the plane broke into pieces and caught fire. it's not known what caused the crash but light snow was falling at the time and a spokesperson now says initial indications were that pilot error was the cause. the plane can carry 210 people did you don't have passengers on board. >> a cruise sickness has made two hundred people ill onto
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queen mary2. officials say some kind of bug is causing sickness. it's expected to be the nora virus. it's set to return to brooklyn on thursday. the state department is warning americans traveling hate americans travel haiti that people are at risk of getting kidnapped. two why shot and killed during robbies and kidnaps. the united states is also warning people act the spread of disease. >> eight sailors suing japan. they say the company lied about radiation dangers after last year's quake and tsunami. they were bringing aid from the regan after the disaster. they say they why sickened by radiation from the nuclear plant and now have cancer and other physical problems. >> i just want to get it out. i'm not after this for any
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financial compensation. i just want the truth to be told because we were lied to and something you shouldn't lie about. >> the sailors say the government knew how dangerous the situation was and never warned them act the risks. they are seek ten million dollars in damage. >> a labor strike that many said could cripple the crisis has been diverted. long shore workers and in the gulf of mexico have agreed to a 30 day contract extension. a walk out threatened for tomorrow could have idled port that handle about 40% of all united states container cargo. they are cautionly optimistic. >> would be parents are still holding out hope that somehow they will be able to adopt children from russia. that's despite a new law signed by the russian president
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yesterday banning american families making adoptions. in san francisco, a woman who asked not to be identified is already heavyway through the process and said she isn't giving up. there is a 3-year-old waiting for her in rushy. >> i love my daughter very much. i miss her. i want to be with her. i want to bring her home. >> she is trying to be optimistic saying no i'm sure it'll happen. i'm thinking i'm sure it may not. >> appearances are trying to figure out how to proceed. they are contacting families to try to start a letter writing cam page. >> police are searching for two armed robbers who stormed a armed restaurant. they hit the restaurant on international boulevard thursday night. they robbed four diners, an employee and swiped the cash register. nobody was hurt. >> a teen who escaped being
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driven to a juvenile facility has been found. the 16-year-old was caught trying to shoplift yesterday afternoon near 4th and market. he did try to run but was caught by officers. police have been searching for him since wednesday when he jumped out of a moving vehicle that was taking him to the youth guidance center. >> cat williams has been arrested on suspicious of felony childen dangerment. guns and drug was found at his los angeles area home. williams is being held in lieu of a hundred thousand dollars bail. he has been arrested and the irs filed a four million dollar tax len against him. >> two men have been arrested for grease theft. they are accused of stealing thousands of dollars of cooking grease from a mcdonalds. the owner staked out his restaurant after hearing about other thefts. recyclers pay good mondayy for restaurant grease. >> virginia woman said she
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opened an i-pad box on christmas and got note pads instead. she said the box and note pads were from wal-mart. she went into complain and after telling her story to the media the store gave her a real one. there have been other -- incidents across the country. >> the new year is shaping up to be bad for cyber threats. it's predicted hackers will target smart phones. researchers foresee them putting in trojan horses. so if you buy things with the phone they can steal your money and then get ready for more spam texts. >> i just found this great product. i think you should buy it, love mom and mom didn't send it. >> they also predict increase in governments using cyber attacks against each other and the decline of information.
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they believe to many uncoordinated and unclear operations ruining their reputation. on the website we have a complete list of the 2013 threat predictions. >> a retiree is now a millionaire. he now won $23 million in a loto plus jackpot on a ticket he bought a week ago. he don't know he won until thursday. he said he hasn't decided what to do. . >> that friend who reminded him to look at his ticket. make front of line. by new year's day the population will hit 315 million people but that's not what the bureau expected. the two factors they contribute to it. >> and scattered showers, little bit of low mountain snow in the forecast for your
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. check out this food fight in spain. the traditional battle with flour, eggs and fireworks is a yearly event in the town. people dress in silly, military style costumes, and then take overpower in the town until sunset. the celebration marks the day
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of the innocence which is described as their april fool's day. whatever makes you happy. one of the best rivalries in college sports will take place in stanford. the women's team will tip off against the huskies. both go in undefeated. the women have an 82 straight win streak there. >> stanford is going to have plenty of report on new year's day. 38, 9oo fans bought tickets while only 16, 5hundred went to wisconsin fans. its been 13 years since stanford appears at the bowl. yesterday stanford practiced at the home depot center. preparations are underway for the 124th rose parade. volunteers busy putting on the final touches on all the floats, this year's theme, the places you will go. inspired by dr. suess.
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dogs will be a big part of the parade. people won't be able to steak out spots until noon on monday. more than 700,000 people are expected to attend. >> the east bay pet rescue group arf is trying to find a home for a special resident. dottie is a bulldog mix. she has been at the sell interest for six months now. she was reaccused from an aban -- rescued from an abandoned house. >> rosemary will taker, right? get her out of the the cold. >> if you will be out today, returning items we are going to be dry but we will be cool. lue need the jacket. just a little breezy and that's adding to the cool feeling. a live look at storm tracker
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two. last bit of moisture beginning to pull out of here as the storm continues south. picking up just a few sprinkles still a possibility up around the american canyon, been watching narcotic take a look. mount hamilton. perhaps a little bit of a snow there. rain/snow mix. rainfall totals, quarter inch san francisco. the showers sliding south. temperatures on the cool side. low 50s in the forecast this afternoon. dry and cool on sunday. perhaps a few sprinkles, new year's during the evening. mostly cloudy, hold onto that chance new year's day and remain unsettled through wednesday. it's a cool start. a look at the current conditions. >> the population is set to hit 315 million by new year's day. that's an increase of less than 1% since april of 2010 which was the last time a population
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snap shot was taken. that growth is at a slower pace than projected. the bureau sites low birth and immigration rates as possible reasons. today the marin society will conduct its christmas bit count. bird watchers will cover areas including muir woods, mill valley, larkspur, fairfax and some parts of san rafael. the san francisco count was just held this past thursday. >> thousands of football fans in san francisco today. this bowl game is like no other. how it's helping the less fortunate right here in the bay area. . and a look at one of the top places to go this year. .
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. warning for people on the coast. the seaside activities that the national weather service says you should avoid today. >> another round of storms could mean delays across the nation. just how much snow is expected to pound the east coast. >> and a bank in the east bay goes up in flames. what firefighters had to do to save the cash inside. . good morning, everyone. welcome to mornings on 2. it's saturday, december 29th.
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i'm mike mibach. >> i'm claudine wong. cool temperatures, even a little ice on top of mount hamilton. rosemary says it is damp outside, but how long will it last? >> we are seeing this system say good-bye to the bay area. through the morning hours, just the tail end of a few scattered showers falling from time to time. as claudine mentioned a moment ago, low snow with a mix of rain and snow falling over areas of mount hamilton, right along highway 130. pink mix will continue through the morning hours as well. on a widespread view, we are looking at just a few bits of rain falling from time to time. this morning, a cloudy start, the possibility of a few scattered showers will remain. it's a cold start out there as well. we'll be partly cloudy and cool for the afternoon and a high surf advisory for the entire coast lasting the entire day. i'll have a look at your numbers for you, coming up. and happening now, there is a high surf advisory along bay area beaches and it comes on the heels of the tragic death of a man and a boy who were swept out to sea. allie rasmus is live in pacifica
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with more on the precautions people should take. >> reporter: we've been out here since 5:00 this morning and we have sean the waves in pacifica get bigger as the morning goes on. there is a city of pacifica park ranger here, walk along the pier, monitoring the waves because he says if they get too high, if those waves start splashing the bottom of the pier out in the distance there, then he'll have to make the call to close the pier off to the public. >> if it starts hitting the bottom deck and that's when i need to call my supervisor and also the police department that i'm closing the pier. that's our protocol. >> reporter: there is a high surf advisory in effect today until 10:00 p.m. the national weather service says the as well as will get between 10 to 14 feet high. now, according to the park ranger out here, high tide is at 11:54, so the waves are going to be getting bigger as the morning goes on. we walked over to the end of the
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pier and saw a lot of people fishing there this morning. themed the conditions for fishing crab and other items are pretty good when the weather is like this. some people we talked to said they were aware of the advisory and said the waves did look very impressive to them. >> i think it is a concern for a lot of people, with waves like this. you can't really predict the ocean. >> reporter: now, a tragic incident yesterday is a reminder of how dangerous and unpredictable the ocean can be a man and boy died after being swept out to sea yesterday afternoon. it happened around 4:00 near point bonita on the golden gate national recreation area, north of the golden gate bridge. a coastguard spokeswoman confirmed for us this morning that the man and the boy had been fishing when they were carried away by a large wave. they were there with another adult who managed to swim to shore and called 911 for help. rescuers did find the man and the child, but they did not survive. again, as part of their advisory today, the national weather service is recommending people avoid beaches and taking a look
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out here, you can see why. there isn't really a beach here to even walk on. they also say you should avoid fishing on rocks along the coast lines today. that's because of the danger, the potential of getting swept out by a large wave. live in pacifica, allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2news. firefighters are investigating a fire at a bank in fremont. it is at a california bank of trust on fremont boulevard in the fremont hub. overnight, the bank was boarded up and a guard watched the property to protect the money inside. firefighters say they had to break into the bank to find the source of the flames and battle that two-alarm fire. >> smoke coming from the roof. made forceful entry into the bank. there was a fire on the second floor. difficult for us to act because it was in the wall. >> it took 40 minutes for them to get the fire under control. two investigators were called in to figure out the cause. the bank will be shut down for a few days so investigators can finish their work and so that repairs can be made. oakland police are searching
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for a gunman in two separate light night shooting. in the first, a bullet wound add young bystanders on 19th and franklin streets in downtown oakland. the female victim is listed in stable condition. a couple hours later, at midnight, a man was shot in the 1700 block of 13th street. he is listed in stable condition. no arrests have been made in either case. well, a rising crime rate is just one of the problems facing oakland's new police consultant. former los angeles police chief bill bratton is expected to take over in february and he is also going to look at issues that include staffing shortages and low morale. but san francisco's district attorney, who did work with him in los angeles, believes bratton has a lot to offer. >> if they allow him to provide the knowledge base that is required in order to get oakland moving in the right direction. >> bratton is going to help map out a crime reduction strategy through com stat, which is a data and crime tracking system he developed. washington lawmakers are running out of time to reach a
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deal on the so-called fiscal cliff. senate leaders are working on a last-ditch bipartisan agreement. they hope to vote on it as soon as tomorrow, possibly monday. both houses of congress will reconvene tomorrow. the main sticking point remains tax increases on the wealthy. while some republicans suggest raising taxes for those earning at least a million, president obama and democrats want increases on anyone making more than $250,000 a year. >> we just can't afford a politically self-inflicted wound to our economy. the economy is growing, but keeping it that way means that the folks you sent to washington have to do their jobs. >> in this morning's weekly address, the president says congress must meet the new year's deadline and pass a balanced plan that offers middle class tax cuts and reduces spending in a responsible manner. >> the president's proposal to raise taxes on the top 2% of americans won't even pay one third of the annual interest that's now owed on this massive $16 trillion debt.
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>> missouri senator roy blunt delivered the gop weekly address, saying the president's tax hike would only fund the government for eight days. if no deal is reached, giving you a look at what could happen, 1.2 million out of work americans will lose their extended unemployment benefits. california would be hit the hardest. 400,000 will lose those benefits and the bay area will certainly feel the sting. more than 22,000 people in alameda and contra costa counties could be affected. california is bracing for a stalemate. the state controller's office is advising the departments use 2001 tax rates to calculate the next round of state worker paychecks. social security specifically will take out an extra 2%. if the so-called fiscal cliff is averted, the state will reimburse workers. payroll experts are telling private employers to wait for irs instructions and are advising workers to keep an eye out on their deductions. new this morning, another winter storm expected to dump several inches of snow on the east coast today. showing you new video of the
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snow coming down at the nation's capitol, quite the whiteout there. 2 to 4 inches of snow expected to fall from southern illinois to new jersey. forecasters say this storm is expected to be smaller than the ones we have seen over the past week. and right now, some forecasters say snow covers about 64% of the ground in the lower 48 states. good morning to you. outside our doors, we are mainly gray, but a little bit of snow falling over our local mountains as well. check out the camera for mount hamilton a moment ago, right about 4000 feet. we've got snow. we have a rain/snow mix down to about 2500 feet this morning. storm tracker 2, this is the storm. you can see as it is shifting south, it will continue to sink south over the course of the morning hours. by the afternoon, partly cloudy skies, dry conditions in store for saturday. it will be cool. you're going to need that jacket. getting just a little closer here, picking up a few returns, still over areas along antioch,
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along highway 4, maybe a little drizzle, light rain falling outside your door. then as i shift south, we are looking at highway 130 right over mount halt again, snow and a rain/snow mix continuing at this hour. winds this morning, a breeze in napa, oakland, 10 miles per hour at sfo. 13 at fairfield. not too bad, but a breeze strong enough to really make the cool air feel colder. 44 degrees in concord right now. 46 in hayward, 47 sfo. low to mid-40s in areas of santa rosa, as well as napa. again, these temperatures, not too bad. even warmer than yesterday. but if you do have the breeze in your neighborhood this morning, we have to consider the windchill factor. it's going to feel chillier, more like upper 30s, low 40s is what it feels like right now. as we get through the morning hours, these clouds will break away. this is saturday afternoon. partly cloudy, mostly sunny for the second half of your afternoon. we'll struggle in the 50s. it's going to be cool, but we will be dry. sunday, dry as well. i want to take us into new year's eve, because the clouds are back and we do have a weak
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system here. you can see the rain off the coastline. models want to keep it here, which is good news if you want it dry for new year's eve. we'll keep in the possibility of a few scattered showers and we'll track it between now and then for you. meanwhile, today, cool, dry this afternoon. temperatures at 51 degrees in oakland. 51 san francisco, as well as pacifica. 53 san jose, 52 in morgan hill. the extended forecast, dry later today, dry on sunday. again, mostly cloudy, a slight chance for a few scattered showers on new year's eve. that will carry us into new year's day as well. a few sprinkles tuesday morning. temperatures in the overnight hours are going to be chilly. we'll be cold tomorrow, even colder than what we're feeling this morning. and then tuesday, as well as wednesday remains a bit unsettled. if you are traveling for the sierra for your weekend, i'll have a look at your forecast, coming up. rosemary promised cold, but dry conditions this afternoon during a one of it's kind college bowl game in san francisco. [ crowds cheering ]
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>> the arizona state sun devil mascot and the marching band along with cheerleaders from navy entertained a huge crowd at union square yesterday. the pep rally was designed to get everyone pumped up for the kraft fight hunger bowl at at&t park. some 33,000 tickets have been sold for the game between arizona state and navy. this is the only bowl game devoted to a cause. for every ticket sold, kraft will donate a meal to the san francisco food bank, the glide foundation, and st. anthony's. how would you like to live in one of the top cities for overall health? we will give you the results of a new men's health study and let you know if any bay area cities made that list. >> there's going to be tons of people here this weekend. >> we'll give you a look at one of the top cities to ring in the new year. >> but first, a live look outside. that is the sunol grade. smooth sailing on this last saturday of 2012. i got this. you're so sweet.
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. good morning. thank you for joining us on this saturday morning. mostly gray start, with just a few peeks of sunshine over venetia this morning. more sun and dry weather for the afternoon. today in india, authorities charged six men with gang raping and murdering a woman on a bus.
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[ crowds protesting ] >> reporter: dozens of people outraged over the attack are holding daily protests, demanding greater protection against violence towards women. the 23-year-old victim suffered massive internal injuries. she was air lifted to a singapore hospital, but died yesterday, nearly two weeks after the attack. if convicted. the six suspects face the death penalty. a lawyer is asking for permission to sue the state of connecticut over the newtown school shooting, on behalf of a 6-year-old sandy hook student who survived the shooting. the attorney says the girl was traumatized after the confrontation with gunman adam lanza came over the loud speaker. he accuses the state of failing to protect students from what he calls foreseeable harm. the state has immunity against most lawsuits, unless permission is granted. many people across the nation continue to fight for stronger gun control laws. san rafael's mayor is the latest to join the effort. he's put his name on a nationwide petition urging congress and the president to
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boost gun trafficking laws and get rid of military-style assault weapons. other marin county mayors are also thinking about adding their names to the list. a grim milestone for the city of chicago. police say there have now been 500 homicides this year. the latest victim, an alleged gang member was killed on thursday night. there were 435 homicides in chicago last year and the city hasn't seen this many killings since 2008. police blame gang violence and illegal guns, while community leaders say they are struggling to curb rye lent tendencies in certain neighborhoods. >> if you grow up in one of these communities where violence is a learned behavior, the culture of that community, you have guys who premeditate what they are going to do tonight, what they are going to do tomorrow. they get into a slight altercation or a beef with somebody, they are going take that person's life because they have been taught to do that. >> some residents say police and community leaders have to work harder to change attitudes towards violence. congress is considering whether to provide more aid to the victims of hurricane sandy.
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a u.s. senate passed a $60 billion relief package yesterday. however, republicans argued the bill included too much money for unrelated aid projects. sandy struck the caribbean and the u.s. eastern seaboard back in late october. the storm killed more than 250 people in seven different counties. the relief bill now goes to the house. it is unclear if the gop in the house will vote on the measure or push for an alternative with less funding. 2012 has been a busy year for the red cross. the agency says it has responded to 113 large scale disasters in the united states. volunteers opened 900 shelters and helped more than 100,000 people who had been forced out of their homes. the agency says superstorm sandy was the most challenging. the aftermath of that storm
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prompted the biggest response from the red cross in five years. you've heard of the so-called fiscal cliff, but how about the dairy cliff? milk prices could double next year because a national farm bill expires on january 1st. if lawmakers do not extend that bill it, reverts to 1949 law when the government and not the market controlled prices. because of antiquated formulas used to set the price, a gallon of milk which now costs close to $4 in most places could jump to 6 or possibly even $8. >> it's the most important ingredient we use. if prices go up, it definitely affects our business. we're definitely concerned and we keep our eyes on the market. >> but some experts are downplaying the dairy cliff,
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saying the agriculture department will stall until congress moves to keep prices down. the farm bill provides disaster relief for farmers. gay couples are now allowed to marry in the state of maine. [ applause ] >> this is video of the first gay couple to wed in portland, main. the two exchanged vows in the city clerk's office just after midnight when the new law took effect. voters in maine, washington state, and maryland approved gay marriage in november. gay marriage ceremonies began in washington state earlier this month. maryland's law takes effect on tuesday. the idaho republican u.s. senator arrested on suspicion of dui says he does not plan to fight the charges when he
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appears in court next month. police say mike crople had a blood alcohol level of 0.11% when he was pulled over early sunday in alexandria, virginia. a secondary blood alcohol test in jail shows he register add higher level an hour after being arrested. in a statement, the senator apologized for his actions. well, governor jerry brown has checked off most of his to-do list for 2012. he still has a lot of work ahead in the new year. at the top of his agenda, a massive water infrastructure project for the sacramento-san joaquin delta and making sure the nation's first high speed
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rail system gets on the tracks. brown says he is excited for the new year and hopes to keep state spending under control. if you've been to the gas station recently, you may have noticed prices inching up. according to aaa, many stations in the bay area have seen prices go up about 4-cents a gallon in the past week. the average cost for regular unleaded fuel in california is now at $3.54 a gallon. the increase comes after a two-month decrease at the pumps, with
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. >> lot of broken leashes, as you can see. people are losing boards and having to swim in. dangerous waves along the coast. why people are being urged to stay out of the water. good morning. welcome to mornings on 2, saturday december 29th. i'm claudine wong. >> i'm mike mibach. the national weather service has issued a high surf advisory along the coast. waves of up to 14 feet are expected on beaches today and parts of tomorrow. the surf is expected to cause
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strong currents, which can pose a threat to swimmers, as well as surfers. people are being advised to stay out of the water. yesterday, a man and a boy died after being swept out to sea, outside the golden gate. the victims had been fishing with another person when large waves swept them right into the ocean. investigators say that person was able to get out of the surf and call for help. coming up at 9:45, ktvu's allie rasmus will have more about the warning from the coastguard and how you can stay safe. people living near the creek in morgan hill are being warned more water is coming their way. the creek is full and is spilling over. the valley district is releasing water from area reservoirs, so there's concern that more rain might cause flooding. >> it was very low, and in these past two storms we've had, it really rose quickly and it's full. it's going over the spillway now. >> water officials say the spillways are designed for much more water flow.
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they have notified people living downstream of the water release as precaution. officials in napa county say their flood control project helped prevent major flooding after storms passed through the area that month. without the added -- the county plans to rally for more funds from the government to finish up the project. we have new video of a major injury-accident on vasco road. chp says it started around 6:00 this morning when a truck hauling broken glass dumped a large amount of glass onto the road south of brentwood near byron. two cars spun out, right into the glass. one car hit another that was on the side of the road. two people were hurt. the driver of the car that was hit suffered major injuries and was transported to the hospital by helicopter. there's now a sixth suspect charged in the case of two people found bound and gag order a san francisco street. news cameras were not allowed in the courtroom as the 26-year-old suspect, catharine wong, became the latest person charged in the
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attack. court papers describe her as a convicted felon, nick named "killer." prosecutors suggest the two ended up killing the victim in a dispute over credit card fraud. >> we're dealing with people who are obviously not hesitant to kill people. they believe -- they probably believe they would kill both the men and the women. the women survived. >> the police investigation turned up 40 to 50 blank credit cards, label makers and a list of credit card numbers and security codes. four of the suspects, including wong, are jailed on $2 million bail. in the city of riverside, investigators will probably not arrest the driver who plowed into four people waiting at a bus stop. the car ended up crashing into a sign outside a michael's arts and crafts store. a 7-year-old girl and a 28-year-old woman were killed. two other victims are in the hospital with critical injuries. although police detained the 45-year-old driver, they say there is a lack of intent or
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negligence. there are a series of new driving rules in california at the start of the new year. motorists can text on their phones while driving, as long as they use voice-operated hands-free technology. safety experts disapprove of that new law. each year, some 5500 people are killed in crashes that involve distracted drivers. there are numerous driving laws taking effect on january 1st. currently, motorists suspected of driving under the influence have the option of taking a breath, blood, or urine test. the urine test is being eliminated. there will also be new statewide standards for red light cameras, as well as an amber alert for seniors. the silver alert system is for missing people older than 65. law enforcement will be out in full force this weekend to make sure new year's eve revelers don't start early or get out of hand. several bay area cities, including san francisco, redwood city, mountain view and concord will hold dui check points tonight. police say research shows
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crashes involving alcohol dropped by an average of 20% when well-publicized check points are conducted. motorists busted for dui say a new proposal cracking down on repeat drunk drivers isn't going to work. san mateo senator jerry hill wants alcohol breathalyzer locking devices installed in cars. >> we've tried to revoke licenses to deter chronic offenders, but we need to do more to save lives. >> the pure fact these are considered multiple offenders means they are ha habitual law breakers. >> deterrents are hit or miss and the key to stopping them from driving drunk is to address why they chose to do so in the first place. hundreds of thousands of people are expected to head to san francisco for the new year's eve fireworks show, to be shot from barges a thousand feet off pier 14. right across the street, the americana restaurant and the
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hotel is planning a party in a see-through tent. dinner and prime seat for the midnight light show will cost $150 per person. >> we're going to have 300 people on our patio. fireworks are directly out in front. and it's just a great place to be. >> the nearby boulevard restaurant will offer a meal with a midnight surprise. less expensive spots don't require reservations, but you'll need to arrive early and have a plan to get home. finding a cab will be tough. as for the fireworks show it, is free and takes place monday at midnight. around 250,000 people are expected to line the embarcadero to ring in the new year. officials say mass transit is the best way to get there. police say they will be enforcing a ban on drinking in public. if you plan on being out and about new year's eve, bart and other transit providers are extending their service. additional bart trains will go in and out of san francisco monday night. service has been extended until 3:00 tuesday morning.
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the extra service will aim to alleviate crowds at embarcadero and montgomery street stations where a lot of people are expected to watch the fireworks show. muni service is free from 8:00 p.m. new year's eve until 6:00 a.m. january 1st. caltrain and sun trans are free after 11:00 p.m. on new year's eve. shaping up to be a partly cloudy, dry day over the bay area. higher peaks picking up a little bit of rain and snow this morning over mount hamilton, right about 4200 feet. picked up some snow there. just a little blanket of snow. perhaps an inch or two over mount hamilton. this is the system that has been bringing us cloudy conditions and sporadic rain for the last 24 hours or so. it's shifting east and going to take rain wit it as it continues through the morning hours. by afternoon, we'll be partly cloudy and we will be dry. in fact, i want to point you to
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ucaia, mostly sunny. i'm already beginning to see that sunshine break through the clouds in some areas. little bits of moisture, you can see here east of san jose. petaluma, movado, along highway 101, a little spritz, drizzle remaining over your area, but again, it's passing. splash and dash, as steve likes to call it off to the east, east of san jose. milpitas seeing higher elevation rain and snow. for most of us, mainly dry, mostly cloudy, a little breezy in some cases, making temperatures feel all the more cooler. 46 degrees right now in san francisco. 47 in oakland. 48 in napa, which is warmer than yesterday. but with this added breeze here, anywhere from 5 to 10 to 15 miles per hour. 13 reported in fairfield, 10 at sfo, 15 to 20 at half moon bay. you can expect temperatures to actually feel anywhere from 5 to 10 degrees cooler than what i just showed you. feels more like 30s and low 40s
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out there, even though the readings are telling us mid to upper 40s. here is your forecast. we'll be with mostly cloudy skies for the morning hours. for the afternoon, we are partly cloudy to mostly sunny. now we're into sunday. sunday's going to be mostly clear and cool as well. now we are into new year's eve. by monday, 6:00 notice we've got gray skies, another weak storm that's riding right along the coastline. that will bring us a slight chance for a few sprinkles new year's eve, as well as new year's day. wednesday looks like it could be a little unsettled. enjoy today. 51 in san rafael. extended forecast, once we get past the few sprinkles this morning, we're in good shape for your afternoon. we're dry on sunday, chilly, but dry. monday, clouds are back and so is that chance for rain monday night into tuesday morning, wednesday as well. i'll have a look at your lunchtime numbers, coming up. one of the best rivalries in college sports will take place today at stanford. the number one ranked stanford women's basketball team will
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face-off against number 2 ranked uconn huskies. both teams are undefeated and ranked at the top. well, stanford will have plenty of support at the rose bowl. according to the school, 38,900 stanford fans bought tickets for tuesday's game, while only 16,500 were sold in wisconsin. it's been 13 years since stanford made an appearance at the rose bowl. the team continues to prepare for the big game. yesterday, they practiced at the home depot center there in los angeles. preparations are also under way for the 124th annual rose parade. volunteers are busy putting those final touches on the floats. this year's theme, oh, the places you'll go, ipired by dr. seuss. military canines will also be a big part of this year's parade. people won't be able to stakeout those spots, though, on the parade route until noon time monday. more than 700,000 folks are expected to attend. today is the last day
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drivers can park for free in oakland. the city has been offering free parking every saturday since the thanksgiving holiday. the goal, give a boost to the city's small businesses. now, there will be no charge to park at all city-run meter spaces and in the four city-owned garages. drivers will get free parking for two hours. tomorrow is the last sunday drivers in san francisco can park for free. starting next month, all city meters will be enforced from noon until 6:00 p.m. on sundays. the city says paid parking is necessary because commercial districts are now just as busy on sundays as they are on saturdays. meters in tourist areas, such as fisherman's wharf already charge seven days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. some people in alameda county will have to pay more the next time they actually go to the grocery store. we'll tell you about the new fee you will have to pay to check out. >> reporter: a high surf advisory is in effect for the coast for the entire day. we'll tell you how high these waves are supposed to get. >> plus, we are following
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breaking news for you out of jack london square, where police have discovered a body. are you taking a live look at emergency crews there right now. we'll have the latest on the investigation.
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an hup date on breaking news we first told you about 20 minutes ago in oakland. a kayaker found the body of a man in the middle of the estuary. you are taking a live look at the docks. this is a picture from our ktvu tower cam. the bottom of your screen there, you can see oakland police officers standing there. earlier, we could see the yellow tarp near where they are. officers tell us the kayaker took the body to those docks and then called police for help. it's unclear at this point how that person died. there was no identification on
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the body. and right now, no one at the waterfront recognizes him. so this investigation will continue. as you can see again, a body found in the estuary in oakland. time now, 9:44. let's recap top stories this morning. another winter storm expected to dump several inches of snow on the east coast today. 2 to 4 inches expected to snow from southern illinois to new jersey. forecasters say the storm is expected to be smaller, though, than the last one they did have. firefighters, vechting a fire at a bank in fremont. it happened at the california bank and trust on fremont boulevard. the bank was boarded up and a guard watched the property overnight to protect the money inside. arizona state and navy held a pep rally ahead of today's kraft fight hunger bowl in san francisco. some 33,000 tickets have been sold. for every ticket bought, kraft will donate a meal to the san francisco food bank, foundation and st. anthony's. well, there are big waves in the bay area today, a day after authorities say a wave swept a man and a child into the ocean
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near the golden gate bridge, causing their deaths. allie rasmus joins us right now with a warning for those in and around the water today. >> reporter: well, the sun is out, the rain is gone, and there's quite a few people out here walking next to the pacifica pier. good thing they are walking on the paved area and not on the beach. that's because there is a high surf advisory in effect today until 10:00. the national weather service says as well as will get between 10 and 14 feet high today. high tide is 11:54 this morning. the waves you're looking at now will get more impressive as the morning goes on. sometimes when we have high surf advisories along the coast, the city will shut down the pier to the public for safety reasons. and there is a park ranger monitoring the waves right now. he told us he may close down this pier to the public as we get closer to noon, which is when high tide is expected. there are a number of people on the pier right now, fishing for crab. lot of them have been here since the pier opened at 4:00 this morning. some people we talked to said they were aware of this high
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surf advisory. others were not. just about everyone on the pier agreed the waves looked pretty impressive today. >> i've been actually paying attention to it quite a bit, just to see, you know, what the waves are. a friend of mine, last time we came out here, they closed the pier because the waves were so high. >> we expected it to be a little calmer today. we weren't aware of the advisory when we first came out, but we've been watching the waves and they have been hitting pretty hard. makes it a little tougher out here today. >> reporter: a tragic incident yesterday, a reminder of how dangerous and unpredictable the ocean can be. a man and boy died after being swept out to sea yesterday afternoon. it happened near point bonita on the golden gate national recreation area, just north of the golden gate bridge. a coastguard spokeswoman confirmed for me this morning that at least two adults and the child had been fishing on the rocks when all three were carried away by a large wave. one of the adults swam to shore and was able to call 911.
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rescuers did find the bodies of the man and the child, but did not survive. again, people with the coastguard and national weather service are making sure people in the coastal areas are very aware of the weather conditions. this high surf advisory is in effect until 10:00 tonight and the weather service says some of the things people should avoid today because of the wave conditions are fishing on the rocks or walking along the beach. they say there's a potential for people to get swept out to sea because of the wave activity today. live in pacifica, allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2news. new this morning, russian investigators now say initial indications point to pilot error for the cause of the deadly plane crash in moscow. at least four people died when the twin engine plane overshot the runway, while trying to land. the jet deteriorated and the cockpit was sheared from the fuselage. investigators won't say why they think it was human error. the plane can carry 210 people, but did not have passengers on board. it was returning from the czech
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republic. also new this morning, there were no injuries when lightning struck a plane headed from japan to los angeles. the delta air lines flight made an emergency landing this morning at lax. we're told firefighters met that plane when it touched down. the pilots had declared an emergency before bringing that aircraft safely to the ground. and an unknown cruise sickness has made more than 200 people ill. it's happening on the queen mary 2, which left brooklyn on saturday. federal health officials say some kind of bug is causing vomiting and diarrhea. it is suspected to be the norovirus and the ship is now docked in the caribbean, set to return to brooklyn on thursday. the u.s. state department is warning americans traveling to haiti, the new tourist advisory saying people are vulnerable to getting kidnapped, regardless of occupation, nationality, gender or age. at least two americans were shot and killed during robberies orchid nappings in haiti this year. the u.s. is also warning travelers about the spread of cholera. a public memorial being planned for a bay area
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environmental leader who died suddenly this week while on vacation. 39-year-old rebecca tarbutton served as the executive director of the san francisco bay's rain action network. she recently helped put together a landmark agreement with disney, which changes the way disney buys and uses paper. >> her incredible smarts and talent and her way of negotiating with, you know, these big banks and then the next day being out in the streets with protesters. >> authorities say tarbutten drowned wednesday after going for a swim in mexico. she just got married in july. berkeley fire department has a new leader this morning. chief debra priers retired after 27 years with the department. she broke numerous barriers. the 51-year-old was berkeley's first female firefighter, its first female chief, and the second black female fire chief in the country. the newlywed wants to spend more time with her husband. deputy chief gill dong will leave the department
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temporarily. and would-be parents here in the bay area are still holding out hope that somehow they are going to be able to adopt children from russia. that is despite a new law just signed by russian president vladimir putin. he signed it yesterday, banning american families from making adoptions. in san francisco, a woman who asked us not to identify her is already halfway through the adoption process and she says she is not giving up. there is a 3-year-old girl waiting for her at a russian orphanage. >> i love my daughter very much. i miss her. i want to be reunited with her and i want to bring her home. >> she is trying to be very optimistic, saying, it's going to happen. i'm sitting here thinking saying, oh, my gosh, i'm sure this might not happen. >> adoption ages are trying to figure out how to proceed. they have already start and online petition and are contacting families to try to start a letter-writing campaign. a labor strike that some say could cripple the u.s. economy could be averted for at least
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another month. long shore workers have agreed to a 30-day contract extension. a walkout threatened for tomorrow could have idled ports that handle about 40% of all u.s. container cargo. a federal mediator says he is cautiously optimistic an agreement could be reached in the next month. well, in just a few days, people in alameda county will have to pay for bags when they go to the grocery store. on january 1st, the county will join san francisco, san mateo county, san jose, and 49 other california cities in banning plastic bags. that means people will have to bring their own reusable bags to the store or pay up to 10-cents for a paper bag. a south san francisco retiree is now a multimillionaire. robert malino won a $23 million superlotto plus jackpot on a ticket that he bought a week ago at the sunshine center pharmacy. now, he says he didn't know he had won until thursday when a friend reminded him to check that ticket. he says he still hasn't decided
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what to do with his winnings. comedian cat williams can't seem to stay out of trouble. we'll tell you about his latest run-in with the law and how it involves his own family. >> a few morning showers tapering off to partly cloudy, cool, cloudy conditions for your afternoon. i'll have what you can expect for your area, coming up.
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breaking news. new york city police now say they have a suspect in custody in the death of a man who was shoved in front of a speeding subway train. a police spokesman says detectives questioned a woman and said she had made statements implicating herself in the thursday night killing. security cameras helped police find the suspect. and comedian kat williams has been arrested at his los angeles area home on suspicion of felony child endangerment. tmz reports guns and drugs were found in the house. williams is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail. the comedian has been arrested several times in just the past
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few months and the irs recently filed a $4 million tax lien against him. the national hockey league has made a new offer to its players, as the lockout enters a critical stage. today, the nhl and players association are expected to hold a phone conference about the proposed deal. the offer was still being reviewed by the union late last night and details of the plan are not being released. the league would like to have a deal in place by january 11th, so training camps can begin the following week. both sides are planning to meet in new york tomorrow. well, tonight, the golden state warriors play their final game of 2012, hosting the boston celtics at oracle arena. the warriors, now 20-10 on the year with their win over the 76ers last night, the first time golden state has reached 20 wins before new year's day since 1980. david lee finished the game with a double-double, 25 points, 12 boards. the warriors' first game of the new year will be wednesday against the hottest team in the nba, the l.a. clippers.
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9:56. breaking news out of san francisco for you that we're following right now. we want to take you there to a live picture. you can see all the smoke coming up. the fire is actually at 23rd and cap street. the white smoke generally tends to be better news, but that is a lot of smoke coming from that area. we do have a crew on the way and we'll continue to follow that. if we have any updates, we'll bring them to you. 9:57 on the clock. rosemary, one last check with you? >> tracking that last bit of moisture. it is going to move out and we'll be left with nice weather for the afternoon. i'm picking up maybe a cell, dropping a little bit of drizzle, light rain over fairfax this morning. may shift into san rafael. outside of that, hard to find. this is cool. i've been watching the rain/snow mix over higher peaks, mount hamilton has snow on it this morning. so we've got low snow levels, down to about 2500 feet through the morning hours as well. partly sunny, turning partly cloudy. we will be cool for your entire day. 40s this morning. low 50s expected by the second
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half. here is a look at your extended forecast. dry in the afternoon. temperatures 50 to 52, 53 degrees. make sure you have that jacket. it's going to be a chilly one. tomorrow, dry and cool as well. getting into new year's eve, as well as new year's day, a weak storm will ride the coast once again, bringing us just the possibility of a few scattered showers. >> thanks, rosemary. that is our report for this morning. thank you for trusting ktvu news. >> we want to leave you with a picture of the fire in san francisco, which we are following and will have updates at ktvu.com. have a great saturday, everyone.